The Truth About Statins

The Truth About Statins

Risks and Alternatives to Cholesterol-lowering Drugs

Book - 2012
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"From an award-winning cardiologist comes the most up-to-date, definitive reference book about statins--cholesterol-lowering drugs--providing a thorough examination of the uses and safety claims of this high-profile class of drugs.Controversy over drugs such as Lipitor and their widespread use has made its way into the mainstream, with Time magazine and ABC News devoting coverage to the efficacy of statins. Now, the Director of the Women's Cardiac Center in Providence, Rhode Island uses case studies and anecdotes to discuss the uses, misuses, dangers, and benefits of statins, enabling you to make informed decisions on how and when to use them. Including information on when statins help and when they don't, common side effects, gender differences and drug use, as well as tips and recipes that promote heart health, The Truth About Statins is a timely and invaluable tool for improving cardiovascular health and helping you meet your lipid-lowering goals"-- Provided by publisher.
"The most up-to-date, definitive reference book about statins, this is a cross-examination of the claims about the safety of this controversial drug, by the director of the Women's Cardiac Center at The Miriam Hospital in Providence, RI"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2012
Edition: 1st Gallery Books pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781451660975
Characteristics: xiv, 288 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 11, 2014

This seems to be a well balanced look at not only statins but how all drugs currently are approved with clinical studies and the efficacy of those drugs relative to cost and side affects. Worth reading if you are interested.

May 30, 2013

Informative and accessible information about statins. This MD suggests that they are over prescribed. Cites many studies to support her argument. Glad I read this.


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